Hi everyone, I'm 22 years old and have been suffering from depression but mostly anxiety for around a year now. In the beginning of this my anxiety came with IBS. At first I worried and worried about having colon cancer, etc. until I found out that I was "fine" and there was nothing wrong with me, so it was probably just stress, that was the summer of 2017. Now I have started school up again, I'm getting a degree in engineering which is extremely stressful, and I had the worst anxiety I've ever experienced Sept.-Dec. 2017. With that I got tinnitus which would make a horrible cycle of anxiety which worsened the tinnitus which then gave me more anxiety. I then went home for our Christmas break for a month and my anxiety seemed to subside and the tinnitus got probably 70% better. Once the thought of going back to school started to creep into my mind I started to get really bad anxiety again and once I came back to school I started to experience derealization, for weeks on end. I go to a counselor 1-2 times a week and we started dealing with my derealization and anxiety which has helped a lot. However, I recently started experiencing static of visual snow and floaters. This of course has created an anxiety cycle, but like always I'm so worried and I can't tell if this is a symptom of constant anxiety and worrying if it's something else I should worry about. I went to the eye doctor and I my vision is fine but it's so hard for me to stop worrying and paying attention all the time to the static that it seems I have. I'm so ready to stop this vicious cycle of anxiety and physical symptoms which probably come from it, but also cause it, I just want to enjoy my young adult life. Has anyone else experience visual snow and/or tinnitus because of their anxiety?
I realize I need to address my anxiety and have been trying to meditate, see a counselor, exercise, get enough sleep, eat right, stay away from dugs/alcohol/caffeine but my symptoms persist. I have been wondering if I'm experience adrenal fatigue from all of the stress that has been in my life for the past four years but I don't know where to go because I feel like doctors would just shoo me away as a crazy person or someone who wants attention.